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Nantong University first in China to adopt Juniper Networks QFabric

Zafar Anjum | Nov. 5, 2013
Nantong University’s data centre network administrative overhead has been reduced by a dramatic 80 percent after deployment

Nantong University in China has built a powerful new data centre leveraging the Juniper Networks QFabric System, according to the networking company Juniper Networks.

This is the first university in China to deploy the innovative technology.

As part of Juniper's MetaFabric Architecture, the new infrastructure enables the university to fully adopt cloud computing to meet the explosive growth in demand for data centre services, Juniper Networks said in a statement.

"When we were looking at network infrastructure to support cloud computing, the Juniper Networks QFabric System demonstrated clear technical advantages and excellent operational economics," said Weize Ding, Chief Officer of Education Technology Center, Nantong University. "With our new data centre running over the QFabric, we're already enjoying the benefits of extremely low-latency performance and streamlined operations, with the ability to scale the network to meet fast rising demand on a very cost-effective basis."

The century-old Nantong University has more than 30,000 full-time students and nearly 2,600 staff in 22 schools. The campus network, consisting of Juniper Networks MX960 3D Universal Edge Routers, supports both local and remote students on fixed and mobile broadband connections.

As the QFabric System is managed as a single logical switch, Nantong University's data centre network administrative overhead has been reduced by a dramatic 80 percent, the networking company claimed in its release.


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